Year: 1992 Source: Death Studies, v.16, no.4, (July-August 1992), p.299-316 SIEC No: 19920261

Early memories of adults were examined to assess the understanding of the concept of suicide from childhood experiences. Subjects recalled their earliest suicide memory & their earlist suicidal thought. Between the ages of 8 & 12 initial exposure to suicide occurs predominantly through impersonal means. Around the age of 14, a mature adult conception of suicide exists. It is in this time period that individuals begin to think about suicide as a solution to personal conflict or emotional turmoil.